180 Days With Mozart And Me

A Survey Of The Philips Complete Mozart Edition…From Symphonies Through Theatre And Ballet Music

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Of Soap and Sonatas (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Adagio & Allegro in F minor, Andante in F, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Church Sonatas 13-17, Daniel Chorzempa, Deutsche Bachsolisten, Don Knotts, Fantasia in F minor, Ghost and Mr Chicken, Helmut Winschermann, K274, K278, K328, K329, K336, K594, K608, K616, Organ Sonatas 13-17, Phantom of the Opera, Salzburg (1777), Salzburg (early 1779), Salzburg (Lent 1777), Salzburg (March 1779), Salzburg (March 1780), Vienna (December 1790), Vienna (March 3 1791), Vienna (May 4 1791)

Today, we drove nearly 100 miles round trip to buy soap. Not just any soap, mind you. For that would be foolish. The local grocery store sells soap by the box full. No end to the varieties. No, the soap we bought was lavender and nettle, or lemongrass and nettle, or honey and oat. We [...]

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Of Steaks and Sonatas (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Church Sonatas 1-12, Daniel Chorzempa, Deutsche Bachsolisten, Going For the One, Helmut Winschermann, K144, K145, K212, K224, K225, K241, K244, K245, K263, K67, K68, K69, Mozart at 16, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 24, Organ Sonatas 1-12, Panera Bread, Salzburg (1772), Salzburg (1774), Salzburg (April 1776), Salzburg (December 1776), Salzburg (early 1780), Salzburg (January 1776), Salzburg (July 1775), Yes

This is going to be a great day. A couple of days ago, Elisabeth and I bought two three-pound, two-and-a-half-inch-thick Porterhouse steaks from a local meat market. I kid you not. Six pounds of beef. The biggest, best-looking steaks I’ve ever laid eyes on. I took pictures of them, holding one up to Bradbury, our [...]

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Of Fathers and Requiems (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Francisco Araiza, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, K626, Margaret Price, Mozart at 35, Mozart's Requiem, My Dad (1937-2009), Nigel Tufnel, Peter Schreier, Requiem in D minor, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Saddest Key of All, Salieri, Staatskapelle Dresden, Strep Throat, Theo Adam, Trudeliese Schmidt, Vienna (December 1791)

Talk about coincidence. A year ago today – Friday, March 27, 2009 – my father slipped into a coma-like state from which he never recovered. He died a day and a half later, on March 29th. So here I am, by sheer mind-blowing coincidence, listening to Mozart’s Requiem, his last composition, K626 – the final [...]

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Of Still More Comments No (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Cornelius Hauptmann, Diana Montague, English Baroque Soloists, K427, Missa in C minor, Monteverdi Choir, Mozart at 27, Salzburg (October 1783), Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sylvia McNair

No comment. Here is what I didn’t listen to today, complete with the best guesses of scholars regarding where and when each composition was penned. This information was pieced together from The Compactothèque book + CD, which is an essential purchase if you want the fullest enjoyment from the Philips Complete Mozart Edition. It’s only [...]

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Of More Comments No (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Armin Ude, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Dresdner Philharmonie, Herbert Kegel, Hermann Christian Polster, K258, K262, Marga Schiml, Mitsuko Shirai, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1776)

No comment. Here is what I didn’t listen to today, complete with the best guesses of scholars regarding where and when each composition was penned. This information was pieced together from The Compactothèque book + CD, which is an essential purchase if you want the fullest enjoyment from the Philips Complete Mozart Edition. It’s only [...]

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Of Comments No (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · 1775-6, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Gerhard Eder, K220, K317, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Mozart at 23, Peter Jelosits, Salzburg (March 23 1779), Solisten der Wiener Sangerknaben, Uwe Christian Harrer, Wiener Sangerknaben - Chorus Viennensis, Wiener Symphoniker

No comment. Here is what I didn’t listen to today, complete with the best guesses of scholars regarding where and when each composition was penned. This information was pieced together from The Compactothèque book + CD, which is an essential purchase if you want the fullest enjoyment from the Philips Complete Mozart Edition. It’s only [...]

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Of Likes and Dislikes (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Annelies Burmeister, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Celestina Casapietra, Clifford Grant, Gillian Knight, Helen Donath, Herbert Kegel, Hermann Christian Polster, John Alldis Choir, K192, K257, London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 20, Peter Schreier, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Ryland Davies, Salzburg (June 24 1774), Salzburg (November 1776), Sir Colin Davis

I think I know what the problem is. Choir-based compositions sound more alike than instrumental compositions. In other words, when the music is no longer the primary focus, my mind has less to grab onto when I listen to vocal music. Every composition sounds the same to me. Oh, there’s a different soprano here, a [...]

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Of Blah Days and Unheard Music (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Annelies Burmeister, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Celestina Casapietra, Herbert Kegel, Hermann Christian Polster, K139, K259, Missa brevis in C, Missa brevis in F, Missa solemnis in C minor, Mozart at 12, Mozart at 19, Mozart at 20, Orgelsolo-Messe, Peter Schreier, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (December 1775 or 1776), Vienna (Autumn 1768), Waisenhaus-Messe

I can’t tell you how disinterested I am in today’s music. I don’t know what it is. I feel blah. Worse, I feel queasy. And the time it takes me to write each blog doesn’t make me feel any better. There are new names associated with today’s music, too: Celestina Casapietra, soprano, Annelies Burmeister, contralto, [...]

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Of Kidney Stones and Soaring Sopranos (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Aldo Baldin, Alto (definition), Baritone (definition), Bass (definition), Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Contralto (definition), Countertenor (definition), Herbert Kegel, Hermann Christian Polster, K194, K275, K337, Kidney stones, Mezzo-Soprano (definition), Mitsuko Shirai, Mozart at 18, Mozart at 21, Mozart at 24, Operatic voice types (defined), Panera Bread, Rosemarie Lang, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (August 8 1774), Salzburg (late 1777), Salzburg (March 1780), Soprano (definition), Tenor (definition), Zen

Today (Saturday, March 20, 2010) we awoke to see snow had blanketed the ground in a grotesque parody of a late-December morning. I don’t mind snow in December. Especially late December. But I do object to it in late March. But to whom do I object? My cat? My wife? The meteorologist on TV? God? [...]

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Of Clandestine Soundtracks and Not-So-Subtle Tugs (Missae, Requiem, Organ Sonatas, Box 10)

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Andreas Schmidt, Annette Markert, Box 10: Missae Requiem Organ Sonatas & Solos, Helen Donath, Herbert Kegel, In honorem SSmae Trinitatis, K140, K167, K65, Mozart at 13, Mozart at 17, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Rundfunkchor Lepizig, Salzburg (1773), Salzburg (January 14 1769), Salzburg (June 1773)

It’s surreal to have ear buds in, listening to a Mozart mass, and watch people. The music swells. The vocalists soar. And the people here in the restaurant go about their otherwise humdrum lives, totally unaware that I’ve just infused their existence with a majesty they didn’t realize they possessed. Seriously. Try it some time. [...]

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